About Integration

I have written about integration a little bit on my website, but I thought I would re-visit it here, just for kicks. The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, in their article about D.I.D., says: “The main goal for treatment is the integration of the separate personality states into one cohesive, unified personality…”  In ...

J8’s Take on “The Myth of Sanity”

The Myth of Sanity (by Martha Stout) – my own review I want to make it clear before I start writing that disagreement can be respectful, and that’s always how I intend to be. Nothing I’m about to say is meant to disrespect anyone else in any way. I have a different opinion (what else is ...

Guest Post – Chloe

This probably needs a TRIGGER WARNING, even though we always try to keep things unspecific.  (S)RA/MC is mentioned in this post, as is Freemas*nry, pr*gramming, s*icide, and s*lf-m*tilation, etc.  If these words are problematic for you, be cautious or feel free to navigate away from this post.  If you are okay with reading/seeing those words, ...

Working With Multiple Systems

These are just some thoughts off the top of my head, as to how to work with a multiple and their system.  I’m writing this for therapists, counselors, and/or anyone else (even friends) who attempts to relate to or work with a multiple and their system.  As always, this is not meant to be exhaustive, and ...

Double Binds

**TW**  Some mild discussion of ritual abuse is included in this post.  I have made it generic.  But read with caution, if you are a survivor and/or are not in a good place emotionally.                               Double binds are something that everyone ...

Trauma-Based Mind Control **TW**

TRIGGER WARNING:  I have specifically made this blog a place where very few graphic details have or will ever be discussed, and this post is no exception. HOWEVER. Some people find that even certain words can be problematic.  This is a post where that may be the case.  I have not included ANY graphic details ...

Why I Write

I’m working on a post for later today, but I wanted to take a minute and ask a favor from all who have read my blog.  If you have found it useful, enjoyable, relevant to you or someone you know, or informative (or all 4! woohoo!), can you please take a minute and “Like” the ...

Types of Inside People

Someone recently asked me if I could write about a certain type of inside person, because they wanted information about it, so in keeping with this request, I am going to babble about this subject for a bit.  I have provided plenty of links within this post if you want to know more people’s opinions ...

To the Abandoned and To Those Who Walk Away

**This post does have a bit of religious terms and/or mention of Jesus.  Just thought I should mention that.  I try not to post things that are overly Christianese because the very definition of a Christian has become so watered-down and distorted these days, I’m not sure I want to be associated with the term.  ...

The Protectors

I’m deviating from what I’d planned, because this subject matter is easier, I can churn it out faster for the readership, and because I need a few more days (the weekend, probably) to consolidate the other stuff I wanted to write. So, Protectors. Just about every system has one, or sometimes a group, of these.  ...

Interlude

I don’t want to disappoint anyone who has recently started following this blog by not posting anything, but y’all, I’m exhausted.  It’s been a tough week and I have some chronic pain issues that never really go away for any considerable length of time.  I am regularly faced with the difficult decision as to whether ...

The Ritual Aspect of RA

I have intentionally tried to keep this blog, as well as my website, as generic and as trigger-less as possible.  However, it’s impossible for me to know or avoid every trigger that every reader might have.  Everyone is unique and their stories are specific to them. I want to write a post soon about being ...

Things We Want People to Know

Here are some things that we have commonly heard and feel the need to speak about. Just because we are displaying an emotion you don’t usually see, doesn’t mean we’ve switched.  My system is particularly shy about being seen when we come and go.  We can do it very, very quickly but if we think ...

What It’s “Like” to be Multiple

First of all, if you haven’t been to my other site, Crown and Sword, my name is Jade.  Formally it’s J8, but Jade is what evolved and Jade is what my friends call me.  My very close friends call me J, but since it’s not my legal name, at this point I’m like a stray dog…I ...

Supernatural and Paranormal Issues

I don’t know where to start and I tend to get hung up on introductions for an overly long time so I’ll just jump right in.  I have been conversing with some people about the subject of paranormal and/or supernatural issues and phenomena as it relates to multiplicity.  As with any other group of people, ...

Before I Begin…

Here’s an introduction to this blog… I think the best use of this blog, and blogging in general in my particular case, would be for discussion of issues related to multiplicity rather than a personal daily journal.  For one, there are way too many inside people with way too many thoughts, to use this as ...